June 16, 2017

Have You Thought About Your YiA Video Yet?

Have You Thought About Your YiA Video Yet?

With the submission deadline just around the corner – 4 July – it’s time to start planning your video.

The fifth and final YiA judging criteria is communication: this is your video’s time to shine! The judges want to see your clearly communicate your problem, customer and solution through a well-planned and executed video. A #winning video will be easy to understand and will captivate the viewer.

Get the judges interested by using humour, visual aids or a clever theme: remember the more original the better!

Here's our Top Tips to Follow when You’re Filming Your Video:

1. Use Your Worksheets as a Guide

Your worksheets are a great resource to make sure you're ticking all the boxes with your video. If you have filled out your summary sheet clearly, this should make the video nice and simple by explaining WHAT your innovation is, WHO it is for and HOW it makes a difference in the world.

2. Hold the Phone Horizontally

Ever see a video taken on a smart phone with 2 distracting blurry bars on both sides? Yeah, that's why how you hold your phone is so important! Make sure to hold your phone lengthwise to get the best shot - and don't forget to keep the camera steady.

3. Avoid Background Noise

We want to hear what you have to say, so make sure you go someplace quiet to shoot your video. Look out for common noisy distractions: wind, other people talking, background music etc.

4. Stick to the Time Limit

Your video has to be between 15 and 30 seconds. If it's too short, make sure you're explaining your whole process. If it’s longer than this, find a way to cut it down without losing your message.

5. Get Creative!

The more original your video, the better. You want to stand out, grab the judges' attention and be memorable. Get in touch with your creative side!

If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out last year's Junior Winner Sam Sheaff’s exemplary video above.

Video all done? Submit your video here.

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